This morning the Kansas City Energy Project, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, held our first workshop. The Benchmarking Energy Consumption topic attracted a full room, no small feat for first thing in the morning. Our panel did a great job with their presentations and even hung around after the workshop to continue answering questions. Their breath of knowledge and experience was essential to the very positive feedback and complements we received from those who attended. Our panel –
• Craig Bernstein, ENERGY STAR Regional Program Manager, USEPA Region 7
• Aaron Rellergert PE, LEEP AP, Mechanical Engineer, Lankford + associates
• R. Kaye Johnston GGP, Office of Sustainability, UMKC
• Kevin Brannan, Product Manager Energy Efficiency, KCP&L
My favorite takeaway was the ENERGY STAR on YouTube resource that I did not know was available. This collection of educational and entertaining videos cater to everyone, school kids to adults, and are relevant whether you are just starting to learn about benchmarking or have been in the industry for years. Visit www.EnergyStar.gov and look for the link on the upper right area of the home screen.
Our next workshop with be “Financing Energy Efficiency” on August 27th.
Hear details on a variety of financing mechanisms and incentives for Energy Efficiency. Programs covered include those from local, state and federal sources, as well as our utility. Opportunities are available for all building types, in both the public and private sectors. A panel presentation will provide details on the available programs and there will be time for your questions to be answered.
What other topics would you like to see the CEP organize a workshop on? Please let us know in the comments section.